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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be an effective way to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia.
In DBS, a doctor implants a system in the patient’s brain to stimulate it with a small amount of electricity. This stimulation helps to control abnormal movements.
DBS has also been approved to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. Vanderbilt is participating in a clinical study to test DBS as a treatment for major depression. Learn more about deep brain stimulation.
If you‘d like an appointment to discuss surgical treatment, you'll need a referral from your doctor. Most patients are referred by neurologists. Please have your doctor call (615) 322-0141 for more information.
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